You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Navy proposes 9 wind turbines at Newport

Mar. 31, 2013 - 01:29PM   |  
  • Filed Under

NEWPORT, R.I. — The U.S. Navy is proposing to install nine megawatts of wind power at the Naval Station Newport.

The Providence Journal reports that the plan would put up several large wind turbines, though the number will depend on the size of the turbines, which has yet to be determined. It's also not known where the turbines would go.

The turbines would make up the largest onshore wind-power installation in Rhode Island. They would provide a quarter of the station's electricity and could reduce its energy bill by as much as $3 million a year.

The Navy is looking at ways to reduce its fossil fuel use and increase renewable energy. A 2005 federal law directs federal agencies to increase renewable energy use and cut energy use by 3 percent annually.

Answers by RallyPoint

Join trending discussions in the military's #1 professional community. See what members like yourself have to say from across the DoD.

More In News

Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

VA Home Loan

Search By:

Product Options:
Zip Code:

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.

This Week's Navy Times

This Week's Navy Times

Go mustang
LDO and warrant careers offer more authority, a pay hike and big retirement payout

Subscribe for Print or Digital delivery today!

MilitaryTimes Green Trusted Classifieds Looking to buy, sell and connect on Military Times?
Browse expanded listings across hundreds of military installations.
Faces of valorHonoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
hall of valorThe Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff.

All you need to know about your military benefits.

Benefits handbook

Guard & Reserve All you need to know about the Guard & Reserve.

guard and reserve handbook